Maine LD 867: An Act To Provide Tax Fairness and To Lower Medical Expenses for Patients under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

LD 867 (subjects: INCOME TAX , DEDUCTIONS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=867&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 Senate Committee on TAXATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/12/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/4/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-178).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
7/16/2015 House Carried over from the Special Appropriations Table to any special or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order SP 555.
4/11/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-178).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “B” (S-505) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) As Amended By Senate Amendment “B” (S-505) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call Number 648 Yeas 26 – Nays 9 – Excused 0 – Absent 0 PREVAILED
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-505) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/12/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-178) as Amended by Senate Amendment “B” (S-505) thereto
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 600
(Yeas 80 – Nays 69 – Absent 2 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
4/29/2016 Senate LD 867 In Senate, April 29, 2016, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 23 In Favor and 12 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 867 as originally introduced. L.D. 867 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-178) .

An Act To Provide Tax Fairness and To Lower Medical Expenses for Patients under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 5122, sub- 2, NN and OO are enacted to read:

NN. For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, an amount equal to the cost of operating in accordance with the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act a registered dispensary, as defined in Title 22, section 2422, subsection 6.
OO. For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, an amount equal to the amount paid for medical marijuana purchased in accordance with the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act by a qualifying patient, as defined in Title 22, section 2422, subsection 9.

Sec. 2. 36 MRSA 5200-A, sub- 2, Z is enacted to read:

Z. For taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2015, an amount equal to the cost of operating in accordance with the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act a registered dispensary of medical marijuana, as defined in Title 22, section 2422, subsection 6.

summary

This bill allows a taxpayer, either an individual or corporation, that operates a registered dispensary of medical marijuana pursuant to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act to deduct from income the costs of operating that registered dispensary. The bill also allows a qualified patient to deduct from income the costs of medical marijuana purchased by that qualifying patient.

Patterns of Support

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